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Rice County
Minnesota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Rice County

Index to Locations

  • Faribault Unknown location
  • Faribault Calvary Cemetery
  • Faribault Maple Lawn Cemetery
  • Faribault Oak Ridge Cemetery
  • Northfield Unknown location
  • Northfield Oaklawn Cemetery


    Unknown Locations
    Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Franklin Berry Taylor — also known as Frank B. Taylor — of Stanley, Mountrail County, N.Dak. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948. Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of B. W. Taylor (1884?-?).
      B. W. Taylor — of Stanley, Mountrail County, N.Dak. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1924. Sergeant-at-arms at the 1948 Republican National Convention. Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Father of Franklin Berry Taylor (1908?-?).


    Calvary Cemetery
    Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Faribault (1806-1882) — of Mendota, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wis., June 22, 1806. Fur trader; Founder of the city of Faribault, Minnesota; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 7th District, 1851. French and Dakota Indian ancestry. Died in Faribault, Rice County, Minn., 1882 (age about 76 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jean Baptiste Faribault (1773-1860) and Elizabeth (Piligle) Faribault (1783-1847); brother of Lucy Faribault (1808-1855; who married Alexis C. Bailly); married to Mary Elizabeth Graham (1804-1875); uncle of Alexis Phillip Bailly and Henry G. Bailly (1828-1865).
      Political family: Bailly-Faribault family of Mendota, Minnesota.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record


    Maple Lawn Cemetery
    Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Ara Barton (1824-1898) — also known as Asa Barton — of Northfield, Rice County, Minn.; Faribault, Rice County, Minn. Born April 12, 1824. Democrat. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1859, 1871-72 (District 3 1859, District 8 1871, District 18 1872); candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1873. Died November 6, 1898 (age 74 years, 208 days). Interment at Maple Lawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Joseph James Rachac (1874-1947) — also known as Joseph J. Rachac — of Faribault, Rice County, Minn. Born in Minnesota, December 1, 1874. Republican. Banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1912 (alternate), 1920, 1924. Czech ancestry. Died August 25, 1947 (age 72 years, 267 days). Interment at Maple Lawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Ridge Cemetery
    Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      John McDonough Berry (d. 1887) — also known as John M. Berry — of Faribault, Rice County, Minn. Member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 8th District, 1857; member of Minnesota state senate 8th District, 1863-64; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1865-87; died in office 1887. Died November 8, 1887. Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record
      Michael Cook (1828-1864) — of Rice County, Minn. Born in Morris County, N.J., March 17, 1828. Carpenter; member of Minnesota state senate, 1857-62 (5th District 1857-60, 8th District 1861-62); major in the Union Army during the Civil War. Wounded in the Civil War battle of Nashville, and died eleven days later in the Cumberland field hospital, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., December 27, 1864 (age 36 years, 285 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Cook (1787-1880) and Nellie Louisa (Courter) Cook (1793-1845).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      George Washington Batchelder (1826-1910) — also known as George W. Batchelder — of Faribault, Rice County, Minn. Born in Vermont, February 18, 1826. Lawyer; merchant; member of Minnesota state senate, 1869-70, 1872-73 (8th District 1869-70, 18th District 1872-73); mayor of Faribault, Minn., 1880-81. English ancestry. Member, Sigma Phi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died January 9, 1910 (age 83 years, 325 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, July 12, 1858, to Kate E. Davis.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record
      Levi Nutting — of Rice County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state senate 8th District, 1865. Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record
      O. F. Perkins — of Rice County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state senate 8th District, 1867-68. Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery.


    Unknown Location
    Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Mason Wheeler (1854-1930) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in 1854. Physician; mayor of Grand Forks, N.Dak., 1917-18. Member, Freemasons. He helped stop a bank robbery by the Jesse James gang, in Northfield, Minnesota, September 7, 1876. He owned the first automobile in Grand Forks. Died April 13, 1930 (age about 75 years). Interment somewhere.


    Oaklawn Cemetery
    Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward John Thye (1896-1969) — also known as Edward J. Thye — of Northfield, Rice County, Minn. Born near Frederick, Brown County, S.Dak., April 26, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1943; Governor of Minnesota, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1944, 1952, 1956, 1960; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1947-59; defeated, 1958. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Died in Northfield, Rice County, Minn., August 28, 1969 (age 73 years, 124 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew J. Thye; married 1921 to Hazel Ramage (died 1936); married 1942 to Myrtle Ennor Oliver.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Joel P. Heatwole Joel Prescott Heatwole (1856-1910) — also known as Joel P. Heatwole — of Northfield, Rice County, Minn. Born in Waterford Mills, Elkhart County, Ind., August 22, 1856. Republican. School teacher; printer; newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1888; Minnesota Republican state chair, 1890; mayor of Northfield, Minn., 1894; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1895-1903; defeated, 1892. Died in Northfield, Rice County, Minn., April 4, 1910 (age 53 years, 225 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)


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